A wayward ‘roo named Bandit is wandering around New York.
Motorists first reported seeing a kangaroo early Wednesday afternoon along the Thruway near Exit 34 in Canastota, 20 miles east of Syracuse, police said.
Officers who searched the area saw the 3ft-tall animal and contacted the owner, but the ‘roo got away.
Owner Jeff Taylor said Bandit is a one-year-old wallaroo, a large species of kangaroo. He bought the animal last month for a wildlife education programme he intends to start next year.
Bandit has been on the loose for three weeks.
Mr Taylor said he believes someone broke into his barn and intentionally let the animal out.